Building an Intranet with Drupal (Drupal Training)

Event Info

Wed 13 Jul, 2011 from 9:00am - 5:00pm
Baker TIlly
0-12 Russell Square, Russell Square House
London, WC1B 5EH, UK (Map)
Cost: £350


This course is designed for people who need to manage internal information in companies or organisations and are looking for a solution that is robust, easy to use for staff and easy to configure for administrators. Participants are not expected to have any specific computing skills, familiarity with using web applications like GMail or Facebook will be enough to understand the course. Participants who do have advanced computing skills can get insights on advanced configuration options.

Building an Intranet with Drupal - course information Date: Wednesday, 13th July 2011

Time: 9:00am till 5:00pm  

Location: 10-12 Russell Square, Russell Square House, London, WC1B 5EH

Cost: £350 (Including VAT - 10% discount available for charities, BIMA, RSA members)


Delivery and content The course will enable you to:

  • Assess the Drupal based Open Atrium as a web-based Intranet tool for your organisation.
  • See all the features of Open Atrium in detail: discussions, documents, calendar, task management and more.
  • Create multiple independent spaces by dividing your staff in groups, with people belonging to one or more groups.
  • Manage users, passwords and access policies on the system.
  • Learn the Open Atrium philosophy and how the functionality can be extended if you have non-standard requirements.

The course is hands-on: through guided examples and simple exercises, we will simulate real-life usage of Open Atrium and its features.

Course Topics 1. Your Intranet in a Box Open Atrium and its philosophy Popular case studies: World Bank Intranet, Disaster Response Options for getting your own Open Atrium installation Overview of the Open Atrium features 2. Users Adding and removing users Resetting passwords The profile settings User roles 3. Groups Dividing your users in groups Private and Public Groups Customizing features for each group Delegating management rights to a group member 4. The Discussions feature Creating a new discussion Commenting on an existing discussion Following a discussion by e-mail Closing a discussion and archiving it 5. The Documents feature Archiving documents and manuals Hierarchical structure of pages Comparing revisions of a page Attaching files to pages 6. The Task Management feature Creating projects and tasks Assigning and monitoring tasks Commenting on tasks Searching and filtering tasks 7. The Calendar feature Creating a new event E-mail notifications of events Different views on events Importing an external calendar 8. Customisation and maintenance Using and customising the user dashboard Enabling and disabling features in groups Adding custom features Backup and maintenance tips REGISTER HERE!

What do I need to bring? Bring your laptop so that you are able to participate in the group exercises. All you need installed is an ordinary web browser, no other software is needed.


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